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Samsung HG32ED690 vs Sony KD-49X8308

Samsung HG32ED690 vs Sony KD-49X8308

Samsung HG32ED690
Sony KD-49X8308

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has a common interface (CI), but the Sony KD-49X8308 does not. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

PC in (D-Sub) port Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, but the Sony KD-49X8308 does not have a PC in (D-Sub) port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

£84.93 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung HG32ED690 only costs £52.71 to run whereas the Sony KD-49X8308 costs £137.64 to run (161% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Samsung HG32ED690 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the Sony KD-49X8308 has a rating of "A".
2 Reasons For
35% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony KD-49X8308 is a 49" TV. That's 17" larger than the Samsung HG32ED690 (49"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

4.9mm thinner Edit
Sony KD-49X8308 is 60mm thick, but the Samsung HG32ED690 is a 64.9mm thick TV (4.9mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
17" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 has a display diagonal of 32", however the Sony KD-49X8308 is a 49" TV (17" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Thicker Edit
The Samsung HG32ED690 is a 64.9mm thick TV. That's 4.9mm thicker than the Sony KD-49X8308 (60mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

4 Reasons Against
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Nine months older
The Sony KD-49X8308 is older than the Samsung HG32ED690 by nine months.
More expensive to run over five years by 161%
Over five years the running costs of the Sony KD-49X8308 are £137.64 which is £84.93 more than the Samsung HG32ED690. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The Sony KD-49X8308 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Samsung HG32ED690 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

17 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 49.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 52.71
Purchase price £ 419.50
Total cost of ownership £ 472.21
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.26T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
32" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Motionflow
 Motionflow
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
300 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 123cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Google Apps
 Samsung Smart View
 Google Apps
BEST
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System Installed
 Android
 Android
Hospitality Home Menu
 Hospitality home menu
Unknown - Click to provide data
Welcome Messages
 Welcome messages
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

HDD Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDD recording
I-Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 I-Manual
USB Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB playback
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Advanced contrast enhancer
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BRAVIA Sync
On-Screen Display for External Input
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On-screen display for external input
Illumination LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Illumination LED
Apps
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Apps

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 86%

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
31W
BEST
84W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
24W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
43kWh
BEST
117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
Power Consumption (max)
86W
BEST
177W
Energy Saving Mode
 Energy saving mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2

Performance

Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 H.265
 H.265
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Security Mode
 Security mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer Plus
 Samsung HyperReal Engine
External Clock Dimming Control
 External clock dimming control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hospitality Plug & Play
 Hospitality Plug & Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cloning Function
 USB cloning function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software Clock
 Software clock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Back Up Supply
 Clock back up supply
Unknown - Click to provide data
External Clock Compatibility
 External clock compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
 Mounting kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Remote Control Type
TM1240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivel Angle Range
90 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Code Remote Control
 Multi code remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Swivelling
 Swivelling
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
 Screwed battery cover
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power On Mode
 Power on mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Browsing
 Browsing
 Browsing
Web Browser
 Web browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
H.Browser Compatibility
 H.Browser compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Soundbar Connection Port
 Soundbar connection port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
 Game
 Movie
 Sports
 Music
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-in-Picture
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
Number of OSD Languages
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
My Channel Function
 My Channel function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
 Logo display with time out setting (BMP/movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
 LYNK REACH server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK SINC Server Compatibility
 LYNK SINC server compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smoovie Compatibility
 Smoovie compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
LYNK DRM
 LYNK DRM
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Source Mode
 Auto source mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Music Mode Backlight On/off
 Music mode backlight on/off
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
64.9mm 60mm
BEST
Weight
5kg
BEST
14.4kg
Package Weight
7.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
6.4kg
BEST
15.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 201mm
Height (with Stand)
465.6mm
BEST
679mm
Width (with Stand)
721.4mm
BEST
1,093mm
Height
428.5mm 643mm
Width
721.4mm 1,093mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 792mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,191mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
BEST
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
HDMI Version
 1.4a
BEST
 1.4a
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RJ-12 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST

Technical Details

Clear Phase Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clear Phase technology
Auto Wide Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Wide mode
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